If you owe taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), you may be able to set up an installment agreement to make regular payments over time. This can be a helpful option for those who cannot afford to pay their tax bill in full upfront.
One question that often comes up is what interest rate will apply to your installment agreement. For 2020, the interest rate for IRS installment agreements is 5% for most taxpayers.
It`s important to note, however, that this rate can change each quarter based on the federal short-term rate. The IRS updates the rate quarterly, so it`s a good idea to check the current rate before setting up an installment agreement.
In addition to interest, there may be other fees associated with an IRS installment agreement. For example, there is a one-time fee to set up the agreement, and there may be penalties if you miss a payment or don`t make the full required payment each month.
To set up an installment agreement, you can fill out Form 9465 and submit it to the IRS with your tax return or separately. The IRS will review your financial situation and determine if you are eligible for an installment agreement and what your monthly payments will be.
It`s important to make your payments on time and in full to avoid additional fees and penalties. You can make payments electronically or by mail.
If you are struggling to pay your tax bill, an IRS installment agreement may be a good option for you. Just be sure to understand the interest rate and other fees associated with it, and make your payments on time to avoid any additional charges.